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special screening
Mantra

Mantra

Sun 8 Sep, 5pm

An uplifting documentary exploring the growing musical and social phenomenon of chanting, featuring the stories of people who are finding healing and a sense of inner peace by singing mantras together.

cinema
André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

Sun 8 Sep, 8pm

Encore Screening

The King of the Waltz, André Rieu, invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht, featuring the Johann Strauss Orchestra, spectacular singers and special guests.

Before

Before

Sat 14 Sep, 8pm

★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★ The Sunday Times

Before is a new play by Pat Kinevane (Forgotten, Silent, Underneath) with much music, set in Clery’s of Dublin, on the very day this iconic department store shuts - for good.

The Speks

The Speks

Sun 15 Sep, 2pm & 4pm

The Speks present a lively show of nursery rhymes and sing-along songs set to acoustic Irish music which will have adults and kids jumping in their seats!

extra date added
Pavarotti

Pavarotti

Sun 15 & Tue 17 Sep

Oscar-winning director Ron Howard turns his focus from The Beatles to superstar tenor Luciano Pavarotti, combining stunning concert video, interviews and never-before-seen footage to create a portrait of opera’s best loved singer.

Aeneid Book VI

Aeneid Book VI

Wed 18 Sep, 8pm

With Stephen Rea & Neil Martin

Seamus Heaney’s last great project was his translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI. Actor Stephen Rea will read the full work with the live soundscape created by composer and cellist Neil Martin.

culture night
Culture Night 2019

Culture Night 2019

Fri 20 Sep

Free Events (Booking Required)

Join us for Culture Night 2019, with free performances from Hania Rani and Glasshouse plus cinema screenings of Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace and shorts for young audiences.

Route 66 Big Band

Route 66 Big Band

Sat 21 Sep, 8pm

Route 66, a 16 piece Big Band and singers, bring their fabulous ‘Live in Concert’ show back to Pavilion Theatre, taking the audience on a magical musical tour from the 40s right up to date with numbers made famous by Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Adele, Joe Dolan and many more, all played with a fabulous big band sound.

cinema
Rigoletto on the Lake

Rigoletto on the Lake

Sun 22 Sep, 3pm

Encore Screening

Verdi’s masterpiece – compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful – will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance, Austria.

Glasshouse: Holocene

Glasshouse: Holocene

Fri 4 Oct, 8pm

Festival favourite Glasshouse present their highly acclaimed arrangement of Bon Iver’s exemplary albums For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, in what will be an uproarious evening, with rousing performances of these very special songs.

Vladimir & Anton: The Violinists

Vladimir & Anton: The Violinists

Tue 15 Oct, 8pm

An evening of songs and melodies we all love and remember, including Que Sera Sera, Hungarian Dance No 5, Russia’s Kalinka, Jewish dance Hava Nagila, Danny Boy, Those Were The Days and many more

Ladies in the Blues

Ladies in the Blues

Wed 16 Oct, 8pm

Celebrate the power of women in blues history, from the gospel roots of the 1920s through to vaudeville, jazz & 1960s blues-rock, focusing on women and their stories in the evolution of blues music, from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone Janis Joplin and more.

Finghin Collins

Finghin Collins

Sun 20 Oct, 8pm

Embarking on a nationwide tour, Irish pianist Finghin Collins will perform Piano Sonatas by Mozart and Schubert, a selection from the Ros Tapestry and more.

The Ragdolls

The Ragdolls

Tue 22 Oct, 8pm

A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons presented by Europe’s No. 1 tribute, The Ragdolls.

Take a musical journey through the sounds of one of the most successful bands of all time with classic songs such as Sherry, Walk Like a Man, Oh What a Night and many more.

River Man: The Nick Drake Project

River Man: The Nick Drake Project

Wed 23 Oct, 8pm

IMRAM Féile Litríochta Gaeilge

IMRAM returns with Irish-language translations of Nick Drake’s achingly beautiful songs as performed by Liam Ó Maonlaí, Neil Martin and Peter O’Toole.